windows xp remote desktop exposure

Posted on 2006-05-08
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
what is the risk assement if i have a single pc at work connected to a public ip through a linksys router that does not support  vpn. i have forwarded port 3389 to my pc and allowed remote desk top.  this works

the public ip does not respond to ping
mine is the only user configured for remote access

i just want to be able to connect form home so i don't have to use a jump drive.

opions please?

thanks in advance.

Question by:Autoeforms
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi Autoeforms,

    i see no problems with this, your router will have some basic firewall options that you can play with but besides that if it is indeed working, then smile :)
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    Expert Comment

    one tip is to obscure the port (change to a unusual port)

    also make sure to have a good passoword.
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